Loan Fund & Personal Businesses
A tree must nurture each of its branches!
with her crafts.
Small businesses enable poor households to earn daily income for a family’s survival.
As founders, when we were young we knew we were capable, but we lacked funds to start a business
or collateral to apply for a loan. So today we make that possible for our youth!
RNI youth and their personal businesses.
The RNI Loan fund helps youth start and sustain businesses.
Doing business strengthens their finances and helps them become responsible leaders in Rungano-Ndota and their communities.
Most RNI youth have no training in business,
so RNI guides them to generate business ideas
and coaches them to turn ideas
into business plans.
RNI Staff coaching youth to develop their
“I dropped out of school when I was in P3 after the death of my parents, and I gave birth while
I was a teenager. Life was totally bad for me. I had no family to take care of me. Instead I had 2 little sisters and my child to care for. In 2018 I joined Rungano Ndota. I often heard about the habit of saving from the Leadership Team.
I started to save with the purpose to learn weaving and doing it as business. Today I sell crafts I make. Now I can pay school materials
for my sisters and my child, as well as health insurance for our family.”
- Francine Nyirahanyurwabake, RNI youth
“When I joined RNI I learned about leadership, entrepreneurship, and business planning.
I started a shop that helps me and my mom survive, and it also helps my community find what they need. Then Covid19 lockdown affected my shop. But with Rungano-Ndota I earned a loan to rebuild the business. I again got profits that helped me and my family. I am proud that
I am paying back my loan well! After paying off the first loan I am planning to apply for a bigger loan to increase the products in my shop
and expand the business.”
- Emmanuel Hakizimana, RNI Youth